Four Year Course Planning & NAVIANCE
Follow the grade-by-grade descriptions below on how students will obtain information on planning courses for their four years at Fairview.
Incoming freshman families: Refer to the Academic Planning Guide for detailed information regarding freshman year.
Counselors visit the majority of middle schools in the district and supply course placement information to students. If you attend a smaller or private middle school, then you may need to check with your middle school counselor for this information. Please note that Fairview counselors do not meet with students prior to starting at Fairview.
Counselors will present Individual Career Assessment Plan (ICAP) lessons during Freshman Seminar (a required freshman class). In these various lessons, students will learn about the following:
- Our Naviance/Family Connection software tool to help students create a four-year plan (student logins obtained here). To explore this feature, click on the Naviance Login button and go to the "COURSES" tab.
- BVSD requirements for high school graduation and classes needed for college entrance.
- Naviance for listing potential courses to take in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
- In February/March of each year, Infinite Campus is used for the actual course registration during social studies classes.
For more information about Naviance/Family Connection and how to obtain a parent login, go to What is Naviance?
10th & 11th Grades
In Language Arts or Social Studies classes in Jan/Feb, counselors present information on graduation requirements and a list of courses available for the following year. Teachers will also recommend follow-up core classes. Students will then enter their desired classes on to Infinite Campus to select next year's courses.
What tools are available to help me plan?
Naviance: this software tool is used by freshman to list their planned courses for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. It is also an important tool used for the college searching and application process.
Academic Planning Guide: contains information on course requirements and goals, curricular choices, personal course of study, typical freshman week, definition of an open campus, and where students and parents can find help.
Course Description Guide: contains helpful four-year flow charts per subject area plus lists ALL of the courses offered at Fairview. Use this to guide your decisions regarding pre-requisites and planning for subsequent years.
Four Year Planning Worksheet: use this to map out the best course opportunities for you during your four years at Fairview. Note that in 9th grade, Naviance will be used by students to create an initial four-year course plan that is reviewed every year.
Credit Checker Worksheet: enter your plan for taking required courses for graduation on this worksheet. First, save it to your computer, then fill out and save for your records.